What is Silica? The miracle mineral, silica is an ingredient known to help maintain healthy skin, hair and nails. Plant-sourced silica and a full dose of the Vemma formula are included in the ultra-premium beverage Vemma Renew.
Silica, or silicon dioxide (SiO2), derives from the element Silicon, but don’t confuse it with the dry gel packets often found in new shoes. Silica is a mineral present in all body tissues, with the highest concentrations in bones, skin, hair and nails. Silica plays an important role in the formation of cross-links between collagen and proteoglycans. Think of proteoglycans and collagen as the structural and the filler of connective tissues which helps keep skin elastic.
Connective tissue changes are prominent in aging, so it is not surprising to find a relationship between silica and aging in certain tissues. Moreover, in human skin, the silicon content of the dermis has been reported to diminish with age, and the appearance of hair and nails can be affected by lower silicon levels.
Studies have shown a link between silica and healthy skin, hair and nails. In one study, women with biologically aged skin and fragile or thin hair, or brittle nails were treated with silica for 90 days. A significant improvement was observed in the thickness and vigor of the skin, wrinkles and condition of the hair and nails.
Silicon is present in foods derived from plants such oats, barley, fruits and vegetables. Even though plant food contains high levels of silicon, its bioavailability from these sources is questionable, due to poor solubility of the form of silicon present in these foods.
Vemma’s silica source is derived from the Horsetail plant (Equisetum arvense) which requires silicon in order to grow. It is a perennial plant with hollow stems and shoots that resemble asparagus in appearance, and an herbal remedy that has been used since the ancient Roman and Greek times.
Ultra-premium Vemma Renew provides your daily nutritional support with the added benefit of silica, to maintain healthy skin, hair and nails. It’s a convenient and delicious way to get the vitamins and minerals your body needs every day!
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